With an insider's pass to the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, enjoy the perspectives of a Toronto-based film historian during five exciting days of screenings and gala presentations of independent films and Hollywood features.

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 Evening cityscape of Toronto
Evening cityscape of Toronto
 Enjoying a film together
Enjoying a film together
 Enjoying a film together at a film festival
Enjoying a film together at a film festival
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Awaiting a film screening
 The skyline of Toronto
The skyline of Toronto

Smithsonian at the Toronto International Film Festival

6 days from $5,590

With an insider's pass to the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, enjoy the perspectives of a Toronto-based film historian during five exciting days of screenings and gala presentations of independent films and Hollywood features.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Overview

Once known as the “Festival of Festivals,” the Toronto International Film Festival—commonly known as TIFF—is the world’s largest public film festival. With a generous roster of film screenings, including world premieres as well as the top films at Cannes and other acclaimed festivals, TIFF is has proven to be one of the most successful cinematic events in the world. The centerpiece of the Festival is the dramatic TIFF Bell Lightbox, featuring five state-of-the-art screening theaters, stunning public spaces, and an extensive film library. Join us at this thrilling international film event, enjoying five days of film screenings at the myriad Festival theaters in downtown Toronto. With an industry pass in hand, attend a gala presentation with cast members and industry professionals. Spend time with a renowned film historian, who will guide you through a remarkable range of cinematic offerings, from independent feature films to compelling documentaries.

Highlights Include:

  • Special Access: Receive a personalized industry pass, usually reserved for film professionals, allowing you to access Press and Industry screenings as well as special events and a gala presentation.
  • Insider Perspective: Gain insights into the film industry, the Festival, and the featured films during exclusive talks with your Smithsonian Journeys Expert, an independent film afficionado, as well as guest lecturers.
  • Deluxe Accommodation: Stay five nights at the stylish InterContinental Toronto Centre, centrally located just steps from the CN Tower and within walking distance of the Festival theatres.
  • Festive Farewell Dinner: Toast your TIFF experience at a popular Toronto restaurant on your final night.

Can't be topped! Consistent quality and services. 

- Ann R.

Itinerary

Day 1 — Arrive in Toronto

Arrive in Toronto and transfer independently to your hotel in the heart of downtown. After time to settle in, meet your Smithsonian Journeys Expert and fellow film enthusiasts for a welcome reception and dinner. Your personalized official industry passes to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be handed out this evening. (R,D)

Day 2 —TIFF: Individual Film Screenings

On the opening day of the Festival, wake up to a full breakfast and remarks by your Smithsonian Journeys Expert in preparation for first film screenings of the event. Spend the remainder of your morning at leisure and grab lunch on a walk through the lively St. Lawrence Market if you wish. This afternoon and evening, attend the film screenings of your choice. (B)

Day 3 —TIFF: Individual Film Screenings

After breakfast, attend a presentation by your Smithsonian Journeys Expert and a guest lecturer, setting the stage for today’s films. During free time before the films begin, consider a ride up to the top of the CN Tower for extraordinary views that reach all the way to Niagara Falls on a clear day. Then head to the TIFF Bell Lightbox center or one of the other festival theaters to as many films as you can fit in this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 4 —TIFF: Individual Film Screenings and Gala Screening

Join your Smithsonian Journeys Expert and a guest lecturer for a discussion about the day’s films this morning. The remainder of the day is yours to attend the Festival's offerings on your own. Later, gather for the short walk to to the evening’s Gala screening, where actors and the director and may be present. Linger after the film to hear a question and answer session with the cast or industry professionals.  (B)

Day 5 —TIFF: Film Screenings and Farewell Dinner

After a final morning orientation to the films of the day, enjoy an independent afternoon of film screenings. Then gather with fellow travelers and your Smithsonian Journeys Expert at a popular local restaurant for a celebratory farewell dinner and recap of the Festival’s films. (B,D)

Day 6 — Depart Toronto

Transfer independently to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your return flight.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)

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